I’ve been practicing a radical new habit: ONE gift for each of my loved ones during the holidays. In years past, holidays involved a buying frenzy: anxious filling of my cart with every stocking stuffer and cute pink thing I could find. I figured, “If I throw all balls at the wall, maybe a few will stick.” Boy, have times changed.
Being a professional organizer taught me a thing or two about the other side of receiving. I’ve seen the struggle people go through to rid themselves of gifts they don’t love. This year, think quality over quantity and give one gift that will truly spark joy in its receiver. Be present. Release yourself from the need to get it perfect because it really is the thought that counts. Here’s a little inspo if the idea well’s run dry. One Gift Wonders: My Favorite Things.
Flora Carnivora Perfume
Earthy, floral, and safe, this romantic scent is everything you want on your skin to feel fun, flirty, and fabulous. Made by phenom and founder of Henry Rose, Michelle Pfeiffer, it’s the season’s must-have scent.
Stagg Electric Kettle
For your favorite, style-forward coffee aficionado, this electric pour-over hot water kettle is form + function at its finest. Also available in white for the super sleek.
Can we give it up for people who like to be on time? Shinola is not only one of my favorite companies (a luxury goods retailer based in Detroit), but each and every product, including my fave the Birdy, is made to last.
Rose Weighted Blanket
It’s not just a trend folks, the weighted blanket is the warm hug you didn’t know you needed. A real crowd-pleaser, you don’t need Rose-colored glasses for this beautiful blanket by Brooklinen.
Simply Spaced the Book
All my secrets, my signature 3 step method + tricks of the trade for your friends and family who keep talking about getting organized. Simply Spaced the book is your one gift wonder to get them out of wishing and into action.
Super Hydrating Bundle
When people ask me how I simplify my beauty routine, combat dry skin, and keep my skin looking fabulous, it’s year after year with my favorite face products. There’s no one on your Christmas list who won’t benefit from this Super Hydrating Bundle by my amazing Biba. Just ask Hailey Bieber if you don’t belileb me. I know, a bridge too far.
‘The Martini’ Emotional Detox Bath Salt
Thank you, Cleo Wade, for introducing me to the emotional detox I didn’t know I needed (at least 1-2 times a week)! You don’t have to be Gwyneth (or a professional organizer who clears other people’s clutter) to get these utterly amazing bath salts. They really do make you feel high off life. You can trust me, I’m your resident bath guru after all. Pro Tip: Make it a statement and gift in a pretty glass jar with a wooden scoop!
There are some things in life everyone needs, and the perfect hairdryer by Kristin Ess Hair is one of them. Pro Tip: Keep your travel bag packed with essentials like a hair dryer, brush and comb, underwear, etc. and you’ll always be ready for that last-minute jet set.
Structured Leather Tote
Fewer, better is the mission behind Cuyana, maker of this timeless tote. I take mine everywhere I go. Pro Tip: Customize your gift with a monogram or level up and include a tote insert for extra organization on the go.
Thank you for checking out our One Gift Wonders Gift Guide: My Favorite Things. If you’re still feeling overwhelmed by gifting this year, start with a simple list of people you want to shop for this year. Jot down a few of their likes and interests. Once you’ve landed on a gift, move on and check them off.
Give yourself the gift of grace this year and take it easy. One gift and lots of presence go a long way! For more inspiration, check out our post, Master the Art of Intentional Gifting.